It’s been a very busy week so far. Indeed, the accountant’s life does become very tedious every first and last weeks of the month. Nonetheless, I’m just happy that we’re nearly done with all the reports. Moreover, it’s already midweeks and it’s just a couple of days before it’s weekend yet again.
Anyway, before I get carried away, let’s go back to this fun bookish meme, which was originally hosted by SAM@TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS. The mechanics for WWW Wednesday is quite simple. You just have to answer three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What have you finished reading?
- What will you read next?
What are you currently reading?
I’m kicking off my English Literature month with Rudyard Kipling’s timeless (and last) novel, Kim. This is my first Kipling novel, although he probably more renowned for his jungle-themed children’s book, The Jungle Book. After consuming eight works by African writers, I had quite a challenge transitioning to the more “classical” writing approach. It took me some time to adjust but when I did, I started appreciating the novel and its rich Indian textures. I am looking forward to how the novel concludes.
What have you finished reading?
As I’ve mentioned in my previous WWW Wednesday post, Nigerian author Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel, Freshwater was part of my 2018 Books I Look Forward to List. Back then, I barely had any iota on what the book was about and reading it made me understand why I was riveted. The context is, in its purest form, barely original. However, the added complexion of African colors made the plot and the story all the more interesting. It was a fitting conclusion to what was a very magical immersion into the world of African writers. I am looking forward to reading more works by African authors in the future.
What will you read next?
I’ll be pursuing my English literature month with two renowned English authors – Ian McEwan and Jane Austen. One is a contemporary tale and one is a classical tale but they made my March TBR list for the same reason. Well, aside from the fact that they’re written by English authors, they’re also part of my 2020 Beat the Backlist reading list. They’ve both been gathering dust on my bookshelf for a very long time. Haha!
Here’s to a wonderful reading adventure for everyone!